Gyros have become a household favorite for many people, and rightly so. These Greek-inspired sandwiches are packed with fresh veggies, flavorful meat, and mouth-watering sauces. But instead of heading to your local Greek restaurant, why not try making your own gyro at home? In this blog post, we’ll show you how to make a delicious and hearty chicken gyro that will satisfy your cravings.
- 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1/2 cup salt-free lemon-pepper marinade
- 3 tablespoons minced fresh mint
- 1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon dill weed
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 medium cucumber, seeded and chopped
- 1 medium tomato, chopped
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 6 whole wheat pita pocket halves, warmed
- 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
- Place chicken, marinade and mint in a shallow dish and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate up to 6 hours.
- Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir until no longer pink, 4-6 minutes.
- In a small bowl, mix sauce ingredients. In another bowl, combine cucumber, tomato and onion. Serve chicken in pita pockets with sauce, vegetable mixture and cheese.
Making your own gyros at home may seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually quite simple. By marinating the chicken in a simple mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, and salt and pepper, you can add a ton of flavor to your meat. Plus, choosing your own veggies and making your own tzatziki sauce gives you full control over the ingredients and flavors. So go ahead and try making your own hearty chicken gyro at home – your taste buds will thank you!
- 1 gyro: 248 calories
- 4g fat (2g saturated fat)
- 66mg cholesterol
- 251mg sodium
- 22g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber)
- 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.